2015 Campus Holiday Closure

The campus will be closed from December 25, 2015 through January 3, 2016. During this period there is one day, December 31, that is not covered by holidays occurring during that time or moved from earlier in the year. Collective bargaining agreements indicate that employees shall be permitted to use Vacation, CTO, or Personal Holiday when the President closes the campus and there are insufficient holidays to cover the closure. You should work with your manager on how you will use your leave to cover this day.

Year-End Updates and Reminders from Human Resources

In our ongoing efforts to provide the campus community with early communication, we are forwarding year-end deadlines and reminders related to payroll, absence management, recruiting, position management, international student employees, and benefits. We hope this information helps you effectively plan over the next few months.
2015 Wage and Tax Statements (W-2)
December 10: Last day to update your mailing address in PeopleSoft. In January 2016 the State Controller’s Office (SCO) will mail the 2015 Wage and Tax Statements (W-2) to employees at the mailing address on file with Human Resources. If you have had an address change during 2015, please update your personal information in PeopleSoft self service (MySJSU) to ensure it reflects your current mailing address by December 10, 2015.
December 8: Last day to submit a response to an Approval to Extend Offer email for an employee start date of December 14All responses must be received by 8:00 a.m. on this day.
December 11: Last day a completed Request to Recruit, including a fully-signed Position Description, can be received in order for the job to be posted by December 18Requests to Recruit received after this date will be posted in January 2016. As a reminder, a vacancy will not be posted without a signed PD.
December 14: Last new employee start date for 2015. This includes emergency hires, casual workers, and regular or temporary employees.
December 16: Last date to submit a response to an Approval to Extend Offer email for employees with a start date after January 1, 2016 in order for the offer letter to be sent before the holiday break. For responses received after this date, the offer letter will be sent to the candidate when we return to campus in January 2016.
Position Management
December 14: Last day to submit department and approval structure changes for December payroll.Changes received after this date will be processed for the January 2016 payroll.
Employment Verification Card Renewal (International Student Assistants)
December 21: Expiration date of International Student Assistants’ Employment Verification Cards (EVCs). Students must obtain a new EVC card from HR prior to continuing employment in the Spring semester. To receive a new EVC card, the student must obtain a Spring Work Permit from the International Student & Scholar Services Office (Clark Hall 543) and bring it, their Fall EVC card, and their Tower Card to Human Resources. If you have any questions, please contact your Employee Services Representative.
December Absences – Early Approval Date
December 22  12:00 pm: Last day to enter and approve December absences. To ensure accurate and timely pay on the January 4, 2016 payday, all absences for both salaried and hourly employees must be entered and approved no later than 12:00 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
December Campus Closure
December 31: All employees must use vacation, personal holiday or compensatory time off for theDecember 31 campus closure. Bargaining unit employees, other than 12-month faculty, should work with their manager if they do not have enough time to cover the closure date. MPPs, confidential employees and 12-month faculty are required to take leave.
Open Enrollment Changes
January 1, 2016: Date all Open Enrollment changes are effective. Please review the pay stub you receive in January (your December pay) to confirm your changes have been processed. If you have any questions regarding your open enrollment changes, please contact your benefits representative at (408) 924-2250.
For contact information, please see Your HR Representatives on the HR website.

Sparks, Brenden (Web Services) is Stepping Beyond

“Brenden Sparks presented OU Campus 1A Content Editing yesterday and it was the most entertaining and useful training I attended. Brenden was very knowledgeable about site accessibility and showed a great passion for it which made it more interesting to learn about. Brenden has an appropriate and fun sense of humor which made the training enjoyable and quick. Thanks Brenden!” — Rachel Devera

Franco, Ana is Stepping Beyond

“Ana is an incredible student to work with.  Everyday, she inspires me to be the best counselor that I can be!  Her kind soul, passion for making positive change, and motivation to help others really is the definition of leading by example.

She has an amazing story of achievement and I know that wherever she ends up, the school will be so lucky to have her a part of their team.  Thank you Ana for being such an inspiration to all of us in EDCO!” –Anonymous